Weekend Report May 24-26, 2013



May 24-26, 2013
   
 
Select a studio’s button to see that studio’s 2013 Report Card
Furious Box Office Weekend
Memorial Day weekend was big at the movies with three openers above $34 million. FAST AND FURIOUS 6 topped the weekend with almost $100 million, while THE HANGOVER 3 and EPIC also opened above $30 million. STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS and IRON MAN 3 continued to add to their hefty totals.   IRON MAN 3 is approaching the $400 mark and looks to be hard to beat as the top movie of 2013. Both STAR TREK: INTO DARKESS and THE GREAT GATSBY passed the $100 million mark.
EPIC has almost a month to draw family audiences until MONSTERS UNIVERSITY provides new competition.
 
Color codes
+4
Exemplary
+3
Moral
+2
Good
+1
Worthwhile
-1
Caution
-2
Exreme Caution
-3
Excessive
-4
Abhorrent
 
Fast and Furious 6   4star
-2
$97,375,245   
The Hangover 3   2star
-4
   $41,671,198
Star Trek Into Darkness   3star
-2
   $37,291,016
Epic   4star
-1
   $33,531,068
Iron Man 3   4star
-1
   $19,324,592
The Great Gatsby   4star
-2
   $13,543,283
Mud   3star
-2
   $1,941,384
42   4star
-2
   $1,258,667
The Croods   4star
+1
   $1,219,930
Oblivion   4star
-2
   $869,990
Language Compared to Studio Box Office 2013
     No L – No obscenities and profanities
     L – Few obscenities and profanities (1-9)
     LL – Several obscenities and profanities (10-25)
     LLL – Numerous obscenities and profanities (more than 25)
Disney, far and away wins the box office average without any LLL movies while Warner Bros and Sony bring up the rear with ample foul language.
Studio
Language Code Percent Box Office Avg.
Disney
50% 50%
$272,532,762
Universal
25% 25% 50%
$97,885,624
Fox
33% 67%
$88,755,154
Paramount
25% 25% 50%
$86,385,837
Sony
100%
$54,036,283
Warner Bros.
13% 25% 63%
$52,719,690
Violence Compared to Studio Box Office 2013
     No V – No violence
     V – Brief or action violence
     VV – Moderate violence (may include some blood)
     VVV – Very strong, extreme or graphic violence
The major studios appear to be on a violence binge. In an era when many are calling for gun control, Hollywood appears to be out of control in its love for guns and explosions.
Disney
50% 50%
$272,532,762
Universal
100%
$97,885,624
Fox
33% 33% 33%
$88,755,154
Paramount
50% 50%
$86,385,837
Sony
100%
$54,036,283
Warner Bros.
13% 63% 25%
$52,719,690
2013 Weekend Box Office Winners
Jan 04 Texas Chainsaw 3D -4
   $21,744,470
Jan 11 Zero Dark Thirty -2
   $24,438,936
Jan 18 Mama -3
   $28,402,310
Jan 25 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters -3
   $19,690,956
Feb 01 Warm Bodies -2
   $20,353,967
Feb 08 Identity Thief -2
   $36,592,650
Feb 15 A Good Day to Die Hard -2
   $24,834,845
Feb 22 Identity Thief -2
   $14,017,085
Mar 01 Jack the Giant Slayer +1
   $27,202,226
Mar 08 Oz the Great and Powerful +1
   $79,110,453
Mar 15 Oz the Great and Powerful +1
   $41,252,702
Mar 22 The Croods +1
   $43,639,736
Mar 29 G.I. Joe: Retaliation -1
   $40,501,814
Apr 05 Evil Dead -4
   $25,775,847
Apr 12 42 -2
   $27,487,144
Apr 19 Oblivion -2
   $37,054,485
Apr 26 Pain & Gain -4
   $20,244,505
May 03 Iron Man 3 -1
   $174,144,585
May 10 Iron Man 3 -1
   $72,525,615
May 17 Star Trek Into Darkness -2
   $70,165,559
May 24 Fast and Furious 6 -2
   $97,375,245

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May 8, 2013Dear Friend,American television already contains more vulgarity and nudity than should be permitted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Now they are seeking public comment on a plan to reduce their responsibility to limit indecency.In an April 1 Public Notice the FCC announced that it has reduced its backlog of over one million consumer complaints about broadcast indecency by 70 percent. It seeks public comment on a plan to permit indecency that is not “deliberate and repetitive.” This would legitimize and invite the broadcast of spontaneous vulgarity and nudity.Rather than reducing their responsibilities in this area the FCC needs to do much more to fulfill their responsibility and take action on the many complaints from American citizens.

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